School briefs

June 16, 2003

Rotary Club gives honors for artwork

The Rotary Club of Long Meadows recently honored Washington County Public School students for their artwork. Ribbons of Excellence were presented to:

  • Elementary school - Zachary Andrews, kindergarten at Hickory; Jason Hammond, grade 5 at Fountain Rock.

  • Middle school - Maggie Stone, Western Heights; Zoya Kidd, Clear Spring.

  • High school - Heidi Melin, Williamsport; Gwen Anderson, South Hagerstown.

  • Photo - Jamie Poffenberger, Clear Spring High School.

  • Sculpture - Heather White, South Hagerstown High (School for the Arts).

The students' work was displayed at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts at Hagerstown City Park in May.

Members named to council at St. James School

The Rev. W. Patrick Gahan III, school chaplain for St. James School, recently appointed the new members of the Sacristans Council to serve during the 2003-04 academic year.

The Sacristans Council is in charge of daily worship in the school chapel. The members are responsible for preparing for each service, maintaining the sacred vessels and vestments, and training servers.


Francis Jones, Narbeth, Pa., was appointed senior sacristan. He will serve as the chief student assistant to the chaplain and is licensed by the Bishop of Maryland to serve as a chalicist.

Senior marshal is Tim Berger, Middletown, Md., and senior thurifer is Lee Morris, Phoenix, Md. Newly appointed members to the Sacristans Council are Lauren Blount, Keedysville; Chris Kasenge, McLean, Va.; Winston Folk, Memphis, Tenn.; and David McLaughlin, Williamsport.

Also appointed to serve during the upcoming academic year are the head acolytes, Michael DiGirolamo, Hagerstown, and Amber Townsend, Martinsburg, W.Va.; senior choir representative Rebecca Kain, Hagerstown; senior reader Whitney Kimmel, Hollidaysburg, Pa.; head bell ringer Elizabeth Carrill, Hagerstown; and senior usher Daniel Gervacio, Boonsboro.

Schools win service awards

Food Resources Inc., a nonprofit food warehouse in Washington County, is saluting two county elementary schools with Will Work for Food Awards, including $100 checks for both schools in recognition of service to the community and for donating more than 1,000 pounds of food to the warehouse.

Sharpsburg Elementary collected 1,144 pounds of food. Hancock Elementary collected 1,882 pounds of food.

Seniors receive scholarships

Trumaine Beck, Candian Manning and Elizabeth Sexton have been selected to receive $500 scholarships from the Washington County School Counselor Association.

Trumaine graduated from Washington County Technical High School. The daughter of Carolyn Beck, she is secretary of the senior class and a member of the Honors Club.

She has received the Principal's Citizenship Award.

Trumaine plans to study graphics design at Hagerstown Business College.

Candian graduated from Hancock Middle/Senior High School. The daughter of Karen Manning Candian, she has been on the school newspaper and yearbook staffs.

She has been inducted into the Honors Club.

She plans to attend Hagerstown Community College in the fall.

Elizabeth graduated from North Hagerstown High School. The daughter of Teresa Carpenter, she has been a member of the Concert Choir, Women's Ensemble and Madrigal Singers, as well as several clubs.

She plans to continue her studies at Hagerstown Community College.

Money for the scholarship is raised each year through a Scholarship for Kids softball game between two Washington County middle schools and the staffs of two secondary schools.

Computer camps planned for kids

Washington County Public Schools Computer Camps are available for students in grades one through five during the summer.

The camps are July 7 to 10 at Boonsboro Elementary and Lincolnshire Elementary; and July 14 to 17 at Fountaindale Elementary.

Students will explore the use of multimedia authoring software for drawing and creating stories and slide shows of a favorite subject. Students will see how easy it is to add sound, pictures, videos and simple animation.

Opportunities will be available for importing graphics from scanners and digital cameras. Students can draw, paint, record sound and animate graphics.

Students in the advanced camp will learn how to create Web pages and/or clay animation.

Registration deadlines for all camps is one week prior to the beginning of the camp.

Each session runs from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Sessions are limited to 25 participants. Tuition is $50 for county residents and $70 for noncounty residents.

For information or a registration form, contact Ike Williams at 301-766-2945.

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